Skip to main content

tv   NEWS LIVE - 30  Al Jazeera  October 29, 2017 8:00am-8:34am AST

8:00 am
and this is different whether someone is saying someone is a red it is not a weenie tree i think it's how you close an individual and if it is a certain way of doing it you can just. get a story and fly out. somali security forces and the standoff in mogadishu where gunman killed at least twenty three people in coordinated attacks.
8:01 am
from doha also coming up under pressure after a controversial referendum iraq's kurdish leaders reportedly not seeking to extend his term. spain's says catalonia is deposed leader can contest the december polls. calls for opposition to direct rule plus. you can feel the heat and smell the sulfur we'll take you up close to one of africa's most active volcano. holding hostages in a hotel in the somali capital mogadishu had been shot dead by security forces just hours before the fighters held coordinated attacks which killed at least twenty three people it began when two car bombs exploded and gunmen stormed a hotel where the president was due to hold
8:02 am
a meeting monitor reports from neighboring kenya. this is the target of the first explosion. two hotel a stone's throw away from the presidential palace a car was driven up to the gates of the hotel before exploding causing a blast that was hard across the city at least three heavily armed fighters then stormed into the hotel shooting anyone in sight and i'm going to rely on you i was driving a took to the front of the hotel and i saw a car exploding at the gate of the hotel i don't know where two of my clients have gone i don't know if they're dead or alive but i saw four dead bodies. and two he's popular with somali members of parliament and other government officials the hotel was also the venue of a meting between the somali president mohammed of the life of the module and leaders of somalia's five regional states. the second car bomb exploded at a busy intersection in the heart of the city and near security. few expected
8:03 am
al-shabaab fights us to cut ielts such brazen out talks in mogadishu so soon after the recent must've talked the wost in somalia's history. residents of the city are still coming to toms with the top two weeks ago which left three hundred fifty eight people dead four hundred injured and another fifty six. was a victim from the couple in two thousand and seven it has maintained its control in many rural areas of central and southern somalia since then the group has provided resilient able to replace command doesn't fly it is killed by u.s. strikes and in fighting with somali forces and african union peacekeepers. about fighters recently gained control of several areas outside mogadishu including but even a strategic town forty five kilometers from the capital government officials say preventing attacks in mogadishu is proving the harder district surrounding the cup
8:04 am
it'll fall to the flight as one after another bombing at a while jazeera it will become. the leader of iraq's kurdish region is reportedly not planning to extend his presidential term past november parliament's due to meets on sunday to redistribute the power as. he's been facing mounting pressure to quit following september's controversial secession referendum stephanie decker has more from ever been. there hasn't been an official announcement but certainly according to sources in kurdish media it seems that the president has sent a letter to parliament where he says he will not be seeking an extension of his presidential term and this is expected to be debated in parliament on sunday what it means basically his term would have ended november the first technically legally his term as president expired in two thousand and fifteen now elections are supposed to been held november first present result he has always said he would not run in these elections that have now been postponed for another eight months time
8:05 am
it's complicated but the bigger picture is certainly significant once we hear an announcement that he will not be extending his term he will no longer be president he was behind this controversial referendum against the advice even of his allies and the backlash that we have seen here too that has been incredibly unexpected people here absolutely shocked about what has gone on and what continues to go on so certainly it will be a significant announcement it is what we expect but again we haven't had the official announcement as of yet the bodies of thirty six unidentified people have been found in a village near the eastern libyan city of benghazi locals made the grim discovery they say the victims were critics of the renegade general honey for have taught some of the bodies were found with signs of torture and gunshot wounds to the head the arrows on the control. catalonia is deposed leader got a list put a month is calling for democratic and peaceful opposition to the spanish
8:06 am
government's direct rule of the region madrid stripped catalonia of its autonomy and dissolve the regional parliament after barcelona declared independence on friday under simmons reports from barcelona. their sinking long live spain this is the response to the breakaway declaration from barcelona on friday the demonstrators are unionists government supporters in madrid waving spanish flags. that i am cattle i am spanish and it is a moment in which we need to be more united be brave and to do something definitive . as the demonstrators in madrid called for the jailing of the catalan leader. he was freely walking around his home city of jerome no surrounded by supporters and media the prosecutor general is set to announce charges. pushed him or made a t.v. address to catalans calling for peaceful support. it is clear to us
8:07 am
that the best way to defend what we have achieved so far it's to have a democratic opposition to article one five five this is the response to the deliberate action against catalan who have for many centuries felt different we have to overcome any threats and to act in a civil and peaceful manner. for those watching in barcelona there seem to be as many doubters as supporters. and i don't agree with making unilateral declaration because in the end even if the people who participated in october first have moral legitimacy they don't have legal that here at the seat of power the palace of the generality tat it was unclear who was really in control one secession activists said large numbers of students had contingency plans to guard the building it would have to to defend. the people.
8:08 am
that the police not be able to arrest the president right now the spanish national flag still flies here unlike the city of jerome or where pushed him on his spending the weekend it was unceremoniously lowered and it pleased a lot of people but. no i'm not afraid of independence because this is what we wanted and we're behaving according to our politicians are leading us down the right path. in my opinion i've never felt spanish i've always had a catalan identity so i felt very excited and at the same time worried what events may come next which may be complicated and hard. back here in barcelona the government palace is guarded by mosses the regional police force its commander. trip arrow who's already on a charge of this edition has now been sacked along with a director above him officers have been warned they have to be neutral we're
8:09 am
hearing now that some ministers of have police protection withdraw have pushed him on his head is security reduced should he returned to his office here it's possible he could be arrested and it's very likely that his supporters will come to his defense and do some of those al-jazeera barcelona. unofficial results from kenya's repeat elections suggest president who are kenyatta has won more than ninety seven percent of the vote but his mandate appears to be weak with a low turnout and opposition supporters boycotting the vote for me the miller reports from nairobi. this is all that's left of these businesses and homes in poland west of nairobi they were burned down by protesters throwing petrol bombs. in phantasm one guy worked here he says they knew the attack was coming but they couldn't stop it he says the attacks
8:10 am
a based on ethnicity often targeting people who have voted on friday one man was beaten to death. demonstrations have followed thursday's presidential rerun which was boycotted by the opposition and the areas which are opposition strongholds are bearing the brunt of it. mary oma a mother of two says it was peaceful until now she spent the night out on the street scared she and her children would be burnt in their home. while mom had to go on what we as women are so angry because we slipped out sighs our kids were scared they were even storms being thrown one just missed my son's i you can imagine tear gas being thrown and i have children we heard more of the same from other people living here. talk quickly turned to the political tensions they say they don't want president. to stay in office while just a third of voters turned out results of the presidential rerun so far indicates
8:11 am
that kenyatta has more than a seven million votes and many in this area are angry it's not easy moving around this area groups of protesters are blocking roads ready to stop anyone they don't want to round stops are closed some boarded up their owners here they'll be looted there are many police officers patrolling the area but many here say. they don't feel protected police are accused of using excessive force when dispersing protesters human rights groups say they've killed between fifty and sixty people following the election sometimes the ribs fired tear gas canisters a lot closer and they're also goes to die because police are cutting out operations investors or adults house to house operations sometimes kicking the boss in and pulling people out but again the man and getting them. the police say they're trying to stop the violent protests and criminals. reality for many here though is
8:12 am
trying to survive a political battle being fought on the streets from al-jazeera column quire in nairobi. vote counting is underway in iceland for the second parliamentary election in two years early tallies suggest the ruling independents bodies ahead followed by the left green grouping the leader of left green says the outcome remains unclear but has not ruled out working with smaller left and centrist parties to form a coalition the final results are expected to trigger complex negotiations to build a coalition government. but also to come here not just here including a mother and daughter a real knight in the philippines despite a deadly conflict that's torn hundreds of families apart. and cuba continues to deny involvement in the bizarre case of stomach attacks on the u.s. embassy in havana more than a. hello
8:13 am
it's time for the change of seasons we really felt in the event at the moment we've got not that much showing on the satellite picture except a bit of cloud bloomy and that's going to be more significant of the next two days first of all is the wind tucking in from the eastern med has been right in cyprus is right in the event in this forecast this is sunday running out through turkey and keeping pushing towards syria now through the caucuses no sun will come out behind it briefly it will feel a bit better but right now all the blue skies i think now if you're not in that part of the world it's still fairly settled at thirty two in baghdad thirty three both in the sunshine down in q eight not much of a prevailing breeze beyond that so still middle thirty's for kuwait to wards. they'll be more humid at the moment and otherwise we're talking about dry and fairly low humidity air and that should be the case now for the next few months
8:14 am
whereas we've seen rather big rains in tropical africa and a lot extending through d.r. congo angola botswana and down towards south africa in the forecast that rain is more or less died out in south africa in. mozambique and zimbabwe it was briefly have you that's also dying out in fact if anything we're going back for a couple days to the sunshine especially in zimbabwe. one one what's the address of the workload it might. not like you are right. and you are changing as america struggles to contain its must have a drug crisis four lines looks at the devastating impact it's having on the children from the left to pick up the pieces of. heroin children this time on al-jazeera.
8:15 am
welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera gunmen that held hostages in a hotel in the somali capital mogadishu had been shot dead by security forces just hours before the fighters killed at least twenty three people in coordinated attacks spain says the deposed leader of the catholic regional government will be allowed to run the regional elections in december. for democratic and peaceful opposition to the spanish government's direct rule of catalonia. and in kenya president kenyatta has won more than ninety seven percent of the vote that's according to unofficial results from the repeat presidential election voting was
8:16 am
suspended in some opposition strongholds and election has been marred by violence. is due to be held in a million miles biggest city young gone let's get more now from florence louis joins us live from. the real reason why this rally is being held there we know. the military has come under intense criticism because it's being seen as the one in charge of the operation. which the military. operation against. which the u.n. has called textbook example of ethnic cleansing that has driven more than six hundred thousand minority. this event is being organized by people who call themselves nationalists to show support for what the military is doing. in the face of all the criticism from the international community now this is one of several events. held at least two have already been held. and
8:17 am
a couple more that are being planned now of course we don't yet know how it's going to be but also. shows just how little public sympathy there is. just a few months ago an event like this would have been unthinkable wouldn't it. absolutely and the military isn't a very popular institution in this country especially since the nine hundred sixty s. when it took power in a coup then it went on to rule myanmar for nearly fifty years before starting a democratic transition in two thousand and ten as a civilian government that's in charge of. the landslide victory in the general election in two thousand and fifteen but the military is still a very powerful institution retaining control of three important ministries and having twenty five percent of parliamentary seats reserved for it but having said that an analyst told us that the events these pro-military events shouldn't
8:18 am
necessarily be equated with blanket support for the military now in this instance people could also be turning out to these events because they support the government now the government has also come under intense criticism from the international community particularly its de facto leader aung sun suu kyi a former a nobel laureate for to speak out on behalf of the road so in a sense the interests of the military and the government seem to be aligned and therefore support for these events could be also be seen as support for the government. and young on florence thank you not well the philippine government has declared victory of a pro eisel fighters and the city many residents are struggling to go back to the lives they had before the war a search for missing loved ones continues as more bodies are collected from the front lines. as a story of one woman who received good news about her daughter who'd been kidnapped . we may see a pattern is
8:19 am
a few months ago back then she was trying to retrieve her husband's body in a morgue leonardo it panders died tomorrow in the southern philippines he was working there as a waiter when a pro i saw a group called them out took control of several parts of the city last may their daughter just so was missing too jossy asked for help from the police and the military looking for signs that may lead to her daughter the days dragged into months and she was already losing hope months later we traveled to joss's hometown to tell her the good news. what you. just saw was held hostage by the multi-group but after months in captivity she was able to escape we brought her to mother are we hoping that the military could help facilitate the reunion but it is not easy
8:20 am
a bureaucratic process has to play out still they are lucky enough to talk to each other on the phone. i'm so happy. when the mall to seize parts of matter we city hoping to set up an islamic state its fighters took several thousand civilians hostage in the course of the month long battle many civilians have either been released or escaped government records show less than eighty families have registered their missing human rights experts say that number may be higher that is because many feared the stigma that if they come forward registering their missing loved ones their relatives may be accused of collaborating with them out. the philippine military has declared morale we liberated from the pro ice
8:21 am
a group after months of fighting most of my doubt is now left in ruins over a thousand people have died and hundreds of thousands more displaced you can agree me here you know the one thing you really have to reunite. another set of bodies a retreat from the front line in this small bag i bones of five people like so many others here they will be buried in a mass grave nameless victims of the brutal conflict. we see at the southern philippines cuban officials have denied any involvement in the lead sonic attacks that led to more than twenty u.s. embassy staff recently being recalled from havana the usa the star four injured at their offices and residences cuba says there is no evidence for some attacks took place michaela has more now from washington d.c. relations between the u.s. and cuba continue to deteriorate in the wake of what u.s.
8:22 am
officials described as a covert sonic attack last month the u.s. withdrew all non-essential personnel from the embassy in havana following what they said was a series of staff falling ill because of some kind of sonic attack now the u.s. did not provide any evidence and said that it could not establish exactly what the so-called attack was but now cuba is fighting back the foreign minister is visiting d.c. at the moment and this is what he had to say. that is showing this so-called attacks are on just whatever the type of attack whatever the incident it is completely false. the foreign minister also described the whole incident as and i quote political manipulation aimed dead damaging bilateral relations now important to note that the u.s. has never directly accused cuba of being responsible for the illness of its
8:23 am
diplomats however it did say that cuba has not done enough to investigate the causes of those cuba's position very clearly there is no such attacks underway there have been no attacks and even if there were certainly cuba has got nothing to do with it but all of this is got to be seen as well in the context of the trumpet ministration relations with cuba we're reestablished under a bomber under the trumpet ministration things have changed substantially from the very beginning a president making very clear he's not that happy with these increasingly warm relations with cuba now we've seen a continual deterioration emerging from these claims of some kind of covert sonic attack now togo's president has spoken for the first time since a recent wave of protests began calling for his resignation of position of supporters of defiance of government ban on weekday demonstrations. calling term
8:24 am
limits the president for the office of the president which would mean a single one to be allowed to stand again at the next election. it is true that we have also gone through difficult moments in the past and we have to be bold courageous and also patient to embrace those situations and i'm convinced that we are capable of that egypt has launched a major shake up of its security services a week after an attack in giza province that left at least sixteen police officers dead mom and her guard has been named the new chief of staff of the armed forces he replaces mahmoud hegarty the two men are not related though the head of national security has also been sacked along with several generals and other senior leaders for several years the military's been dealing with a campaign of attacks in the northeastern part of the sinai peninsula the number of refugees heading to greece a surge in the past two months putting a huge strain on facilities their camps built to host seven thousand refugees are now dealing with twice that number most are arriving on the island of less bus from
8:25 am
a john psaropoulos reports. these afghan syrians and africans are living in a tent city there isn't enough room for them in moria the government run camp on lesbos and they are vigilant about refugees who are in the camp crashing their lunch arrivals on the eastern islands in the aegean sea have increased from an average of fifteen a day to almost one hundred a day in the last six weeks all seeking asylum in greece in the terms of the agreement between turkey and the european union turkey promises to prevent as many people as possible from entering greece illegally anyone who makes it is forced to stay here of sure if they wish to apply for asylum on the mainland that says the mayor of lesbos is turning the island's into an effective buffer zone for the e.u. . turning this island into a prison is the wrong policy it punishes those who showed solidarity instead of
8:26 am
rewarding them it's criminal and unfair to divide europeans into first and second class citizens and we are definitely in a second class we don't have the same rights as other europeans or even other great . authorizes won't allow us to film inside moria camp currently hosting five thousand people more than twice its capacity and the record high since the e.u. turkey agreement came into force in march last year that's because the agreement for the greek government for moving new arrivals to the mainland they sleep ten to a tent not everyone has a mattress or a blanket there are no washing facilities so the air is rank overcrowding and waiting a deepening the mental health problems of people who've already fled war discrimination imprisonment and rape and mentality of the people living in the camps as one of the prisoners here and his say. a lot of the activities that one would see in. any normal prison situation. gangs threats of
8:27 am
violence violence. sexual assaults drug abuse and the problems go beyond mental health says a nurse who works inside moria we see a lot of upper respiratory tract infection and just the common cold that's given to everyone so if. a virus that's just spreads superfast across europe refugee numbers are down on last year but not here and in this corner of greece the people forced to look after the new arrivals are feeling the strain jump al-jazeera lesbos now tourists with a taste for adventure in the democratic republic of congo are in for a treat but only as mountain aragon go one of the most active volcanoes on the continent it's home to one of the world's largest lava lakes al-jazeera is malcolm where went along with a group of tourists to the summit. it's julio contemporaries job to take tourists
8:28 am
up an active volcano near congo's lava lake city in a creator at the top of its forested slopes in the democratic republic of congo he goes up every day and says it never gets boring. i see i can see through the lava lake you like a new feeling because it's very beautiful nearly one hundred fifty people were killed in the nearby city of goma when it last erupted in two thousand and two. and this is where it started. inside. and when they arrived here explored. but don't be afraid it's not up and. takes about five hours to climb much of the way following an old larger stream. of molten rock blasted out long ago form the part. written directions of come from split side ranges say from here it's better to go up and down if it happens again from here at the
8:29 am
summit and you can just about see hills in the distance which are in neighboring rwanda the borders between here and there and here is a crater for my previous eruption lake just about visible and on shore is congo's eastern city of goma and here is the rim of the crater of mount. and down there is a lava lake and from where we're standing you can feel the heat and smell the sulfur it was the noxious gases that killed many in two thousand and two and whose plumes attract tourists today congo's conflicts have affected access in the past but it's been open to visitors since twenty fourteen us just amazing mindblowing. so beautiful the walk up here and then you can see the spectacle it's just amazing the visitors can't get up here without the help of the porters from the villages
8:30 am
below the volcano tourism is growing at it with my the much needed income for about eighty families. this work as a lot it does space school fees for us children build our houses buy you seeds for farming and also take care of other needs. but it when the sun sets in the smoke clouds clear that it glows brightest it across constantly cracks the liquid rocks him as below and reveals the beauty of a lethal lover malcolm webb al-jazeera mountaineer a gong go in the democratic republic of congo. all the news of course on our website there it is on your screen the address al jazeera dot com. for the top stories here on al-jazeera a gunman holding hostages in
8:31 am
a hotel in the somali capital mogadishu had been shot dead by security forces just hours before the fighters killed at least twenty three people in coordinated attacks the leader of iraq kurdish region is reportedly not planning to extend his presidential term past november allam is due to meet on sunday to redistribute the powers held by massoud barzani he's been facing pressure to quit following september's controversial secession referendum. the bodies of thirty six unidentified people have been found in a village near the eastern libyan city of benghazi and locals made the grim discovery they say the victims were critics of the renegade general family for after some of the bodies were found with signs of torture and gunshot wounds to the head the arizona have to control spain says the deposed leader of the catalan regional government will be allowed to run in regional elections in december. calling for democratic and peaceful opposition to the spanish government's direct rule of catalonia. but. the
8:32 am
best way to defend what we have conquered so far is to have a democratic opposition to article one five five this is the conclusion of the deliberate attempt against cattle who have for many centuries felt different we have to overcome any threat and to act in a civic and peaceful manner in kenya president kenyatta has won more than ninety seven percent of the vote that's according to unofficial results from the repeat presidential election but turnouts estimated to be less than thirty five percent voting was suspended in some opposition strongholds and the elections been marred by violence. cuban officials have denied any involvement in alleged attacks that led to more than twenty u.s. embassy stuff recently being recalled in the capital of ana the u.s. says the stuff where injured at the office and residence is said there's no evidence that some attacks took place egypt's launched a major shake up of its security services a week off an attack in giza province that left at least sixteen police officers
8:33 am
dead mohamed agassi's been named the new chief of staff of the armed forces he replaces mahmoud ghazi two men not related to head of national security has also been sacked but those are the headlines that he's continues here on al-jazeera off the fault lines of that's a lot. to do with having to have him. we wanted the burden that's allowed us. now to. jump on the drive. over the one today. just tell one colleges zero.
8:34 am
card one one.

12 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on